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The Nightmare

By: Henry Fuseli
Date: 1781
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 101.6 cm x 127 cm (40 in x 50 in)
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts

This dramatically lit painting depicts a woman lying on a bed with an incubus (demon in male form) on her chest while a white horse (literally a night mare) peers through the curtains. Scary.